The woman dean of a music school undergoes a glamorous transformation after she meets a swing bandleader.

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Dick Haymes ...
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Barry Clayton
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Herbert Benham
Richard Gaines ...
Ralph Wainwright
Stanley Prager ...
Jay Dilly
Harry James and His Orchestra ...
Themselves (as Harry James' Music Makers)
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Wilson Benge ...
Waiter (scenes deleted)
Paul Harvey ...
Artemis Hilliard (scenes deleted)
Napoleon Simpson ...
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Katharine Hilliard, mousy dean of a stuffy music school, meets and is insulted by swing band leader Barry Clayton on a train. To "show" him she takes a friend's advice, removes her glasses, and puts on a designer gown. Naturally, she becomes gorgeous. Soon, both Barry and crooner Jimmy Hale are after her, and she finds herself in the midst of triangles and misunderstandings. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Glorious! WITH SONG, GAIETY AND ROMANCE...WEAVING A MAGIC SPELL! (original pressbook ad - Mostly caps)

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11 November 1946 (Sweden)  »

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Do You Love Me?  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Betty Grable: The fan who calls for Barry (Harry James ) in her car at the end. Grable and James were married at the time. See more »

Quotes

Katherine 'Kitten' Hilliard: But, I already had dinner.
Jimmy Hale: Well, let's walk.
Katherine 'Kitten' Hilliard: But I...
Jimmy Hale: It couldn't be that you're afraid?
Katherine 'Kitten' Hilliard: Afraid! Such conceit, such ego. I'm engaged you must understand that and the man that I'm going to marry also associate with me at the school. Our lives are inseparable bond together.
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Referenced in Bellissima (1952) See more »

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DO YOU LOVE ME?
Written by Harry Ruby
Performed by Harry James and His Orchestra
Sung by Dick Haymes and chorus
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Haymes Showcase
16 June 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Plot-- A very plain faculty woman gets a glamor makeover, thrusting her suddenly onto the pop music scene and a bunch of new suitors.

I had to chuckle at the passing remark where Jimmy (Haymes) says he's dieting so he can get skinny—an obvious reference to Sinatra, then the big bobby-sox idol. The film's a Haymes showcase. He gets to croon a number of tunes in a highly pleasing manner. As an actor, he's a boyish figure, likable but without much charisma. Too bad his career ended after getting mixed up with draft-dodging issues. The movie's pleasant enough without being anything special. James gets to do more acting than conducting; plus the band selections are mediocre, at best. O'Hara certainly looks the part of a Cinderella after the glamor make-over, and even gets to shake a leg along with the acrobatic dancers. Still, her specialty was drama, causing me to wonder where TCF's many music queens like Grable were, besides sitting in the back of a taxi. All in all, it's a decent little 40's musical in vivid candy-box colors. But I can't help thinking the movie could have used more bounce and less talky plot.


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